Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers


Monday, 5 June


Sebastien Corbeil, President & CEO, Celluforce

Sebastien Corbeil joined the company in 2015 to speed up the commercialization of nanocrystalline cellulose, an advanced biomaterial extracted from wood fibers. Mr Corbeil has more than 20 years of international management experience.

Prior to joining CelluForce, Mr Corbeil held several leadership positions with the SUEZ Group in Europe where he developed new products, launched new business units and helped reposition ailing companies. He came back to Canada in 2013 and served as Vice-President for EnGlobe Corp, in charge of a major acquisition project.

Mr Corbeil started his career as a research engineer in Pulp and Paper with industrial gas giant Air Liquide in Chicago. Mr. Corbeil holds a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in chemical engineering from McGill University, as well as a MBA from DePaul University.

Tuesday, 6 June


Trevor Stuthridge, Executive Vice President, FPInnovations

Dr. Trevor Raymond Stuthridge holds the position of Executive Vice President at FPInnovations, with overall leadership responsibilities for R&D operations, business development and organisational strategy.

FPInnovations is a not-for-profit world leader that specializes in the creation of scientific solutions in support of the Canadian forest sector's global competitiveness and responds to the priority needs of its industry members and government partners. FPInnovations' 525 employees and R&D laboratories are located in Quebec City, Montreal, and Vancouver, and it has technology transfer offices across Canada.

Dr Stuthridge has served as a chairperson, director, strategic advisor or executive manager for a broad range of national and international research initiatives and technology commercialisation opportunities relating to sustainable forest management, wood processing innovation, waste utilisation, environmental risk management, biofuels and bioenergy, clean technologies, climate change, and life-cycle assessment. In addition, he has developed and maintained numerous direct collaborations in academic research, government investment, commercial science and innovation.

Trevor has a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Waikato in New Zealand plus executive qualifications in business management and governance. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor at both University of British Columbia and ‎University of Toronto. 

Thursday, 8 June



John Kozij, Assistant Deputy Minister, Canadian Forest Service